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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
from hurricane sandy. it was the worst destruction in 108 years of our transportation system, but because of their hard work our trains are up and running again. in tough economic times, it is critically important to make needed investments that will modernize our aging infrastructure, advance our mass transit systems and strengthen our communities and work force. high-speed rail can play a central role in helping america keep its competitive edge in a global economy. by comparison to rail systems in the rest of the world, our trains crawl along. as the chairman has pointed out, even our most ambitious plans aren't even anywhere near truly high-speed rail. acela averages only 83 miles an hour while some european and asian trains race by at more than 180 miles per hour. the connection between two major business districts in our country, between boston and new york, it inches along at 68 hours -- miles per hour. and imagine if we could cut that and speed that up how those business districts would boom and expand with a more efficient and productive economy. where once american ingen
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am EST
auction. .. communications performance reliability in the wake of sandy is a great importance. that's why my democratic colleagues, sent a letter to you requesting a hearing following this storm. it seems communication services fail to perform as needed during and after the storm, power outage and floods disrupted many types of communication including wireless, tv, telephone and internet services. according to the fcc the storm knocked out a quarter of the cell towers in an area spreading across 10 states living millions of users unable to make calls. i have three questions i wanted to ask chairman genachowski. first, what are you doing to ensure the reliability of the commute issue networks during and after natural disasters? more specifically, what efforts are underway at the fcc to identify and highlight best practices, and where necessary, to address potential vulnerabilities in our communications infrastructure? all that in a minute or two. >> let me try to cover a little bit of ground. the devastation in new jersey in that region was tremendous, and i want to note that o
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
relief package for hurricane sandy victims. they're scheduled to vote on amendments to both measures and recess from 12:30 p.m. eastern to 12:15 eastern for party caucus meetings. live coverage on c-span2. and the house will return for legislative business on sunday at 2 p.m. eastern with votes expected beginning at 6:30. we'll have lye coverage when they return on c-span. >> congressional leaders will meet with president obama at the white house later today to talk about plans to avert the so-of called fiscal cliff. before the senate adjourned yesterday, majority leader harry reid and minority leader mitch mcconnell debated the fiscal cliff and talked about negotiations surrounding the tax hikes and automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect in a few days. this is about 5 minutes -- 15 minutes. >> madam president, you'll excuse me if i'm a little frustrated at the situation we find ourselves in, but last night president obama called myself and the speaker and maybe others from hawaii and asked if there was something we could do to avoid the fiscal cliff. i say i'm a little fru
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am EST
, hurricane sandy response. today craig fugate testifies before the house transportation and infrastructure committee about the federal response the hurricane sandy and recovery earths. efforts. that's at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span3. wednesday the fema administer joins sean shaun donovan. live coverage at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span3. and on thursday the hud secretary testifies before the senate banking and housing and urban development committee on the federal housing administration and fiscal issues. see it live starting at 10 a.m. on c-span. >> we're at the new york state museum. this is our gallery that's dedicated to the history of september 11th and the attacks in new york at the world trade center. we decided with the gallery to tell the story, um, for the first moments of the attacks using objects and photographs from the world trade center site. this is a piece of steel from the south tower, world trade center floors 7-9. we put it in a place where the public can actually come and touch it. it gives the visitor a real tangible experience. this is a piece of steel from t
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 7:30am EST
. members will continue consideration of a bill that will help the victims of hurricane sandy. the senate banking subcommittee on financial institutions is holding a hearing this morning on consumer credit reports. witnesses will include representative of the consumer protection bureau, about oversight of the credit reporting market. you can see that live on c-span3 and noon eastern. >> one of the things that did surprise me a little, i didn't conduct a nationwide survey but among people with long guns that i talked with high found very often the reaction, your way of thinking before and after you get a gun is very different. i think any law-abiding gun owners realizes when he has a gun, he or she, it is a huge responsibility. if you use this weapon irresponsibly or wrongly you could get yourself in legal trouble, you could cause unnecessary death, you did not intend to harm to, makes you very careful. it should make you very careful and for most people it does but it would make people more careful if they all had to pass some kind of test before they get licensed. >> before you ca
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